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Dates & Times: August 27 & 28, 12 – 6 PM; August 29 & 30, 10 AM – 5 PM; August 31, 12 – 5 PM
Price: $12 per person ages 1-65; Infants, Free; Seniors, Pay As You Wish
In conjunction with the exciting exhibition, If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home, opening this September, families are invited to participate in the creation of a mural-sized world map in the CMA Fine Arts Studio on August 27-31 during general hours! Inspired by Aleksandra Mizielinska's book, MAPS, families will collaborate with CMA Teaching Artists to first outline and then collage to add color, flora, fauna and points of interest to the large-scale world map. Join us to learn scaling techniques, geography as well as about new cultures and places!
The New York Mets today released information to Season Ticket Holders regarding the sale of ticket strips to potential 2015 Postseason games as well as 2016 Season Ticket renewals. The Mets disseminated the information to Season Ticket Holders of 20 or more games earlier today via electronic communication.
at BAM FISHER
- "I Can Help You" - spoken word by Stelth Ulvang of The Lumineers
- "SOLO" - a dance work by Devin Alberda of the New York City Ballet
- "A Pair of Ideal Landscapes" - Dance + Film by Esme Boyce and Lora Robertson with score by Richie Greene including harp and soprano
- "Water" - a new cello composition by David Moss with soundscape by Richie Greene
- "Music for Dance" - earthy, dynamic music of the Satellite Ensemble
- "Edie Leaves Twice" - a short film by Lora Robertson with score by Ellis Ludwig Leone of San Fermin, and libretto by Creative Director Kevin Draper
- "Walls Are Here to Fall" - Dance + Multimedia by Manuel Vignoulle (formerly of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet), Kevin Draper, Brandon Stirling Baker and Nick Jaina
For more information about Satellite Collective, visit www.satellitecollective.org.
CAROL MENDES &ARTISTS
presents the World Premiere ofLANOTTE+VERSOSeptember 10-13, 2015at the LA MAMA First Floor Theater
Abounding with darkness, LANOTTE explores different aspects of the female mind. Successive scenes that are at times theatrical and confrontational portray the performers' innermost emotions to bring the audience on an emotional journey of the whole person. This work seeks to peel off layers off the self, exposing the internal female, vulnerable but strong. Ultimately, this dance is an ode to the complexities of womanhood. At VERSO, three dancers explore the human body's coordination, creating extreme movement and violent conversations in space inspired by the electronic creations of Denmark musician Trentemøller. At moments an interactive performance, VERSO stretches the boundaries of performance space, with a visceral dialogue with the audience.
ARTISTS: Frankie Fernandes, Lauren Elise Kravitz, and Erika Wuhrer.
ABOUT CAROL MENDES
Carol Mendes is a choreographer, dance filmmaker and dance educator. A native of Brazil, she received her BFA in Dance and her Teaching Certificate from State University of Campinas (Brazil). She also holds a Master's in Fine Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography from NYU, Tisch School of the Arts. Her work has been presented at Judson Church, Triskelion Arts, at the Wild Project, at Martha Graham Studio Theater, at Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater, at Dixon Place, and at The Green Building. As a dance filmmaker, Carol has worked with the New York City Ballet Media Department as Production Assistant and Media Fellow. She co-directs and edits her own dance films screened in Brazil, Finland, US, Argentina and France. She is currently the Production Manager of WestFest2015 and the artistic director of Carol Mendes & Artists.
ABOUT CAROL MENDES & ARTISTS
Carol Mendes & Artists is a band of empowered female artists who strive to unveil the unexpected and challenge the familiar in the medium of dance. We dialogue with society through movement of highly trained bodies that defies all forms of classification. We are inspired by human diversity and we work in live dance performance and film to demolish comfort zones, creating a common ground amongst people oodifferent backgrounds, cultures, and experiences.
With their songs regularly placed at all the major networks and studios, the husband-and-wife team of Stephanie Richards and Brian Arbuckle had already carved out an enviable niche on the national music scene when Sunshine Collective's debut album Wanna Play? was released in 2010. Although not created for all-ages listening, per se, Wanna Play? turned out to be a smash hit with kids and parents alike, with several songs in steady rotation on SiriusXM's Kids Place Live. Arbuckle and Richards heard repeatedly that kids were memorizing every word and requesting the album over and over in the car.
Sunshine Collective creates an intricate and sophisticated vocal/instrumental tapestry that defines each track as a true musical composition. Arbuckle and Richards don't pander to low expectations of children's listening abilities by simply laying "kiddie lyrics" on top of a basic 3-chord musical structure. Recognizing that children are responsive to music that has sonic complexity and lyric depth, the team purposefully delivers a break from typical kids' fare, keeping it fresh, cool, and "adult ear" friendly.
Up To Something Good has a roll-down-the-windows, flyin' free feel, but its summertime sweetness isn't sticky or syrupy; it's refreshing as cold fruit at a hot picnic. The album's powerful instrumental ensemble flexes its muscles while never intruding on Stephanie Richards' vocal tone and style or her crystal clear delivery of the lyrics. Her eminently ear-friendly voice serves up mod pop and jazz-tinged tunes just as deftly as pop-country, four-on-the-floor, head-for-the-sun numbers.
The title track is pure pop heaven: bold, brassy, and pulsating with life as Richards' powerhouse soprano soars over a complex orchestration that's a full-throttle take on the cinematic spy theme. The album's non-hackneyed lyric landscape is best exemplified by the poetic poignancy of "Waiting To Say Hello Again," a gentle waltz that explores how childhood often copes with parting.
Sunshine Collective is often compared to current radio pop such as Ingrid Michaelson and Sara Bareilles. Listeners will note strong influences of The Beatles, Beach Boys, '60s/'70s pop, and vintage jazz in the team's production and songwriting.
Before launching Sunshine Collective, Brian Arbuckle and Stephanie Richards had an R&R pop chart hit with Stephanie's debut single, "Get Use To It." Arbuckle's orchestral compositions can be heard on trailers for Benchwarmers, Catwoman, and Spider, among others, as well as network promos for shows like Cold Case, Big Bang Theory, and 60 Minutes. He has mixed music for Sprout, Disney, Disney XD, and Nickelodeon, and he is currently in music production for a new Simpsons promo campaign.
Up To Something Good will be available at iTunes and CDBaby.CD Details: Up To Something Good
Release date: September 18, 2015
For all ages.
Label: Mystefire Records
Running time: 38 minutes
Led by musician/composer/vocalist Amelia Robinson, the award-winning Mil's Trills is back with its second album of high-spirited, empowering songs for children and adults alike. Centered on a theme of friendship, open minds, and compassionate hearts, Now That We're Friends ... will be released on September 23.
Mil's Trills is a music project founded by Brooklyn born-and-bred Amelia Robinson, which, through highly interactive live performances and beautifully produced recordings of original songs, encourages everyone -- kids, parents,caregivers, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, neighbors, and friends -- to appreciate, connect, and deepen friendships through singing, dancing, and just having fun together. cooperative friendship in which Amelia Robinson's boundlessly welcoming, enthusiastic voice is always front and center. The album kicks off with "Say Hey!" which lays down a groovy minor vamp for the verses, explodes into major for the joyful chorus, and features decisive statements from a spectacular horn line and an incisive, swinging style from the vocal ensemble. Other highlights include the Afro-Caribbean influenced "Just A Little Bit," with exquisite lyrical phrasing from the bass section, and "Great Big Sky," a mellow reflection on the vastness of the universe.
After working at V2 Records (White Stripes, Moby, Elbow) and Dubway Studios (The Backyardigans and artists such as Alicia Keys and Cyndi Lauper), Amelia Robinson spent two years in London where she worked alongside award-winning British composer Michael Nyman and found herself at the forefront of the ukulele resurgence, performing at events such as the Ukulele Festival of Great Britain. Amelia went on to compose and conduct a 20-minute orchestral exploration through London's historic East End that enlisted the help of 500 bicycle bell-playing participants. The Cycle Symphony received a #1 Time Out London Critic's Choice and earned Amelia a spot on BBC Radio 1.
Mil's Trills has appeared on Lincoln Center's Meet the Artist Series and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. Other noteworthy performance venues have included the Guggenheim Museum, BAM, Brooklyn Children's Museum, Tribeca Film Festival, Children's Museum of Manhattan, 92nd Street Y, JCC Manhattan, and South Street Seaport (with Sesame Street's Gordon and Elmo). Coming up is Mil's Trills' Washington, DC area debut at Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods.
Now That We're Friends ... will be available on Amazon, CDBaby, iTunes, Bandcamp, and on the Mil's Trills website, HERECD Details: Now That We're Friends ...
Release date: September 23, 2015
For everyone, and especially for ages 0 - 7
Label: Millymoose Records
SRP: $12.99 CD. $9.99 digital download
Running time: 32 minutes
Kids and families nationwide know and love the music of L.A.-based composer/performers Andrew & Polly from hearing the duo's songs on Nickelodeon's Wallykazam!, as well as the score to the Nick digital series Welcome To The Wayne. Soon they will get to hear more with the September 25th release of Andrew & Polly's second album of playful pop tunes for kids, appropriately titled Odds & Ends.
Andrew Barkan and Polly Hall are in demand for their sparkling music for films, TV, and commercials, but their true love is creating and performing music for children. The married couple makes no bones about where their priorities lie. According to Andrew, "The commercial accolades are nice, but much more meaningful to us was winning the prestigious ASCAP Foundation Joe Raposo Children's Music Award for the song 'When You're A Dog' from our debut children's album, Up and At 'Em!" Odds & Ends is, indeed, quirky and eclectic, just like Andrew & Polly! The album kicks off with "Little Bitta You," a soft, sweet tune that gets big and happy, and, like childhood, is a bit nonsensical at times. The song also provides a great showcase for trombonist Gabe Feenberg (Terraplane Sun). "Ghostbusters," the song that deftly set the silly/scary ambience of the eponymous 1984 film, completely lives up to its reputation in Andrew & Polly's version, which features theramin, marimba, accordion, kazoos, whistles, synthesizers, and the voices of a collection of their youthful fans bellowing, "Who you gonna call?" into the iPhones of their amazed parents.
What's next for this dynamic duo? Andrew & Polly are busy developing EAR SNACKS, a new kind of podcast -- for kids, featuring kids -- and they can't wait for fans to hear it! Episode 1, FRUIT!, is available on iTunes HERE, Stitcher HERE, SoundCloud HERE, and tunein HERE.
Odds & Ends will be available at CDbaby, iTunes, and at Andrew & Polly's shows.CD Details: Odds & Ends
Release date: September 25, 2015
For ages 2 - 7
Label: Records Palindrome Records
Running time: 28 minutes
Andrew & Polly on Instagram.
ROLIE POLIE GUACAMOLE
Rolie Polie Guacamole lays claim to being one of the hardest working bands in kids' music, and that just might be true. They've released four albums and played well over 1,500 shows nationwide since hitting the boards with their first performance in 2007, receiving top picks from Boston.com, Time Out NY Kids, and Time Out Chicago. (It must be in the genes, for founding band member Frank Gallo's dad is none other than veteran kids' musician Lou Gallo.)
Winner of the prestigious Parents' Choice® and NAPPA Awards, Rolie Polie Guacamole has developed a smart, parent-friendly musical style that dresses up original tunes and classic covers with vibrant harmonies and deft instrumental layers, plugging in a sizzling electric current of rhythm that lights up lyrics humming with relevance and humor.
Produced by the acknowledged wizard of the kindie mixing board, Dean Jones, and featuring a stunning roster of guest artists that includes The Chapin Sisters (Abigail and Lily Chapin, daughters of Tom Chapin), Jen Chapin (daughter of Harry Chapin), Mike Dillon (Primus & the Chocolate Factory, Les Claypool, Ani DiFranco), and Amelia Robinson (Mil's Trills), as well as singer/songwriter Katie Mullins, Chips and Salsa continues the Rolie Polie Guacamole tradition of bouncy, fun, high-energy songs all done up in folk, funk, rock, Latin and country styles, about eating healthy, staying active, and places the band loves to go, with a sprinkling of animal tunes thrown in for good measure.
Album highlights include the jovial, Latin-flavored "Rolie Polie Guacamole," "Always Brush Your Teeth," which showcases Frank Gallo's smooth vocals, the wildly rocking "The Mantis," and a one-of-a-kind take on Woody Guthrie's classic "This Land Is Your Land." Listeners will note influences ranging from Primus, Ween, and Pink Floyd to The Beatles and Boards of Canada.
Previous Rolie Polie Guacamole releases include Triathlon (2014, Parents' Choice Fun Stuff Award®), Houses Of The Moly (2012, Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award®, NAPPA Honors Award), Time For Hummus (2010), and Rolie Polie Guacamole (2008).
Chips and Salsa will be available at www.roliepolieguacamole.com, CDbaby, iTunes, and other digital retailers.CD Details: Chips and Salsa
Release date: September 25, 2015
For ages 2 - 7
Label: Rolie Polie Guacamole
Running time: 37 minutes
Rolie Polie Guacamole on Twitter.
Rolie Polie Guacamole on YouTube
2015 PlayLabs Readings______________________
Target Margin Theater (David Herskovits, Artistic Director; Sarah Hughes/Moe Yousuf, Co-Artistic Producers), who last year dedicated their season to the exploration of works created by the great American novelist, poet and playwright Gertrude Stein, will launch their 2015-2016 Season with an encore presentation of Reread Another based on Gertrude Stein’s “Reread Another A Play To Be Played Indoors or Out I Wish to Be a School.” Directed by David Herskovits, the three member cast will feature Clare Barron, Purva Bedi, and Ugo Chukwu. Performances begin Thursday, September 24, 2015 for a limited engagement through Saturday, October 17, 2015 at The Brick (579 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn). Opening night is set for Monday, September 28, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.